jorkeo - hosting geek

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jorkeo - hosting geek

  • PHP on IIS7 for Shared Hosting- AWESOME article!

    check it out on IIS.NET - http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/208/fastcgi-with-php/   here are a couple of excerpts from the article that I strongly recommend: ----------- PHP Security Recommendations The following recommendations describe how to tighten...
  • Hacked Web Applications causing storm - rattling Windows...

    For the past few days a "Cyber attack" has been taking place and according to internetnews.com : "number of infected IIS servers at 282,000. Less than a day later, security firm F-Secure wrote its own blog entry , putting the infestation...
  • Cat Power - Tomcat on Server 2008 Core with IIS7

    EPIC START So this turned out to be much longer than I thought - the basic goal is to utilise two of the coolest features of Window Server 2008 - Core and IIS7. The idea is to create an ultimately low footprint web server on Microsoft Windows Web Server...
  • TechReady halfway.. and shattered

    the shear brain power of having 6000 geeks in one location with thousands of session on the coolest technology arround.. how to describe.. its amazing and my brain is now full! Had to take break last night so after a quick run around @ 'asking the experts...
  • “The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present"

    You might be getting this error on server 2008 R2 or in fact any x64 system. I’ve had a bunch of people getting this particularly on running 2008 server core R2 x64. The problem occurs when the executable you are running has not been compiled for x64...
  • Installing FTP with IIS7 on 2008 Server Core

    I had a few questions from an old colleague, Virgil , who had just built a 2008 server core machine and was having issues configuring FTP. Without asking I knew Virgil would be chasing an FTP server that would have some method of secure transport such...
  • Action Pack tools for web partners

    via Christian Action Pack: Tools for Web Partners If you're in the business of designing or developing Web sites or Web applications, you need the right tools to deliver the Web-based solutions your customers want. The toolkit to help you make the most...
  • Silverlight Mime types in IIS6 and Apache

    If you want to host Silverlight on a web server that isn't IIS7, such as IIS6 which is the second best web server in the world (2nd to IIS7 :) ) you'll need to add the MIME types to support the correct content type interpretation by the browser. In the...
  • Down and Dirty with tech•ed backstage

    Sign up for the dirt and all view of what happens with the production of tech•ed 09 Australia. Subscribe to http://techedbackstage.net/ – to get the low down on what is going on. Here is the first post… Welcome to the start of tech•ed Backstage. This...
  • ServerManagerCMD.exe to install IIS7

    This is by far the quickest and easiest way to install IIS7 on Windows Server 2008, and even better - you do it via the command line! To install IIS7 on a brand spanking new build of Windows Server 2008 simply do the following: For a default install ...
  • HUGE performance increases with PHP on Windows 2008

    One of our local developers Dallas J Clark (Brisbane local) blogged about an article that shows PHP with a 130% performance increase on Windows Server 2008 - and of course there have been a few comments asking about the metrics of the comparison etc....
  • linux.conf.au

    So i attended linux.conf.au (LCA) in Tassie this year, i reckon i was the only person walking around with Windows installed on my machine :) This year LCA was held at the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay Campus in Hobart, and you can see key media reports...
  • What size footprint does your worker process leave?

    Well it all depends on what you are cramming into your request pipeline! With IIS7's modular architecture you have the ability to load only what you need to run. What does this mean - well let's look at the footprint of a worker process that has all default...
  • Samsung Blackjack on Telstra NextG as a modem

    This works on Vista and Windows 7. Most Windows Mobile devices can be used as a network device to connect to high speed wireless networks such as Telstra NextG , by allowing Internet Connection Sharing on the Mobile Device while connected over USB. Unfortunately...
  • FastCGI timeout on IIS7

    Had a couple of question this week around some issues that people were experiencing from long running PHP scripts that appear to timeout/hang and eventually stop/crash and is this problem with FastCGI or the application pool settings. Let’s take a look...
  • Apache httpd/htaccess config for IE8 Compatability

    Some great advice for infrastructure providers that may get calls from customers wondering why their sites are broken after they install IE8 and they haven’t developed their sites to standards… The full info is here can be found here: http://blogs.msdn...
  • Configuring NFS on Windows Server 2008 core

    Hasn't really changed since 2003 R2, but its all over the command line. From the start: Installation of the NFS components: start /w ocsetup ServerForNFS-Base Make a directory to store your content and ACL it appropriately for NFS - I don't recommend...
  • “Microsoft”.“Open Source” == “unhandled exceptions.”

    Nick Hodge and I have been talking to our local Open Source communities for the past year and we’ve finally managed to get some traction to hit the road   Sam and Max style in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Microsoft and Open source? Isn’t that...
  • Infrastructure Architecture Design Questions

    This is very interesting and fairly comprehensive list of basic operational questions to ask when building the infrastructure on your web facing project - from the Microsoft.com operations team . I love the breakdown of availability, this is something...
  • Fastlane Hosting Days Silverlight examples

    For those that have visited my session at the hosting days "Silverlight for Web Hosters" here are the example sites that I used in the presentation. Big Brother 08 - http://www.bigbrother.com.au/live-stream-sl.htm ABC - http://shop.abc.net.au...
  • Stacks of IIS 7.0 Webcasts - come get it while its hot!

    Heaps of IIS7 webcasts coming up, great if you like staying up and playing in the early morning as that's when these webcasts will be aussie time but if you don't mind waiting a little while they should be archived and you can watch them at your leisure...
  • Heroes Happen { here } - 2008 Launch

    Launch of SQL 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and most importantly Windows Server 2008 ! I'm part of the launch event in the server track - presenting the session : It's a click and go world { accelerate it! } Where I spend my time looking at configuring Windows...
  • Halo 3 HD action videos

    I can't get enough of the Halo 3 action at the moment, even though I don't even own an Xbox. Check out these live action videos that Mattbat (Top Microsoft TAM) sent through me earlier in the week. Now that Halo 3 has gone gold there is a lot happening...
  • Partial Trust MVC, LINQ and OLE/ODBC Providers

    So if you're a hosting provider or even just developer, you'll be running your applications in Medium trust when on the Internet, right? suuurree... Well you really should .. Anyway a couple people have noticed some issues running LINQ in their hosted...
  • Announcing WebSiteSpark in Australia

    I am VERY excited to announce the launch of a new *SPARK program at Microsoft for Australia; WebSiteSpark you’ll see that the gu has already post about this. WebSiteSpark is aimed specifically at those who are developing in the web platform and we’re...